September 12, 2012

Ambassador Chris Stevens - killed by protesters in Libya

Chris Stevens, age 52, died on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. 

He was either killed by asphyxiation from smoke or from a direct hit by a rocket propelled grenade. 

Chris Stevens was the American Ambassador to Libya.

Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the American Embassy in Benghazi was killed during protests and riots directed at the Embassy over an internet film which ridicules the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic religion. 

A man identifying himself as Sam Bacile, a 56-year-old California real estate developer, said he wrote, produced and directed the movie. He has reported to the media that he is an Israeli Jew and an American citizen. But Israeli officials said they had not heard of Bacile and there was no record of him being a citizen.

Riots and protests over this film also occurred simultaneously in Cairo, Egypt. 

Trailers for the so-called movie called "Innocence of Muslims" show it to be absolute rubbish and a contrived anti-Islamic rant. However, the production of this movie is not the fault of the American Government. No democracy tracks, monitors and takes responsibility for every film clip, movie, blog or rant produced by its citizens. And neither should they. 

Light a candle for Chris Stevens.
Light his way to Heaven. 
Chris Stevens was a career diplomat who spoke Arabic and French and had already served two tours in Libya, including running the office in Benghazi during the revolt against Gadhafi. 

Friends and colleagues stated that he was very genuine, very caring, very down to earth. He was very true to himself and what he stood for. He really wanted to see everyone in a better condition. He really cared for the people of Libya. 

Chris Stevens is survived by many loving friends and relatives.

God save us from the extremists of every religion.  They will kill you in the name of God. 

Let us pray that Chris Stevens is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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